St Albans guide leader returns from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Cambodia (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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St Albans guide leader returns from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Cambodia
A St Albans guide leader has returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Cambodia, where she joined a team of young women taking part in vital community development work.
Sarah Churchill, 24, of Smallford joined five Girlguiding members to participate in the Guiding Overseas Linked with Development scheme – otherwise known as GOLD – from July 29 to August 18.
During her three-week trip to Cambodia, Ms Churchill, who is an Assistant Leader with the 13th St Albans Guides, provided a range of teaching sessions for young guide members in local provinces to improve their English and build their skills and confidence.
She also offered help and training to Cambodian guide leaders to improve guiding across the country.
Ms Churchill of Smallford, said the highlight of her trip was experiencing the Cambodian culture and getting to know young guides in the region.
The Watford General Hospital midwife said: “It was great to see them carrying out some English things like the ‘oakey coakey’.
“It was also good to really see what life is like in Cambodia. “We were able to try many Cambodian dishes and learnt a lot from staying at a home stay in one of the Cambodian provinces. Having been on the project I would love to travel more in the future.”
Founded in 1991, GOLD offers young women between the ages of 18 and 30 the chance to develop their potential, improve their skills and make a long-lasting positive difference in communities as far afield as Honduras, Madagascar, Russia, South Africa and Thailand.
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